“In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
Psalm 19:5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
Psalm 19:6 It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is hidden from its heat.”
[You, O Lord, provide for us through the sun, all the energy, food, light and heat that we need. In your wisdom, goodness and might you created the sun, placed the earth in just the right orbit around it, not too far, not too close. The sun speaks to us of your provision and love, your wisdom and power.
When this is so obvious, why do so many not believe? Your Word tells us that they have a veil over their faces, put there by Satan and held there by our sin and selfishness. Only as we turn to you is it taken away (2 Cor. 3:15, 4:3,4).
Praise be to you, Lord, that you call all to turn, even though you know that all will not believe. Like the sun, you constantly shine out on us your warm love, your light giving grace and your energy providing goodness. You are the God of undying, unending kindness, of supremely positive provision.
In spite of what we are in our nature, you are good to us, because it is your nature: you are Love, you are Light, you are Life. And you will go on doing good to your creatures no matter how they respond.
I praise you for your goodness, for your righteousness, for your holiness, for your loveliness. I praise you that you have caused your face to shine upon us, that you in your great love you have equipped us, that you protect us, that you call us to partnership with you in the great plans you have for the conclusion of the world, for the sweeping of many into your Kingdom, and for the ending of evil in the universe.
You are completely worthy of all worship, you are supremely worthy of honor, glory and praise, you are richly worthy of all exaltation and obedience. I bow before you this morning, Lord, help me to rise up to give you glory and honor and praise by walking in the light of your Word, living an obedient life worthy of you, doing what I know pleases you. I praise you now for your provision.]